Tromso Northern Lights City Break

from £592
including flights
3 nights Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec


Ideal for a northern light short break, the beautiful and lively city of Tromso is steeped in history and known as the 'Paris of the North' with its wealth of shops, restaurants and street cafes. Located 230 miles above the Arctic Circle, it is a great base to go in search for the aurora, as well as take part in many winter activities.


  • Join a northern lights chase to an aurora camp
  • Visit attractions such as the Polar Museum and Arctic aquarium
  • Choose from many winter excursions, including whale watching
  • Have a taste at the world's most northerly brewery

What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Tromso
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Excursions as per itinerary

Full description

Tromso is blessed with a wonderful location; the main part of the town is built on an island, to the east are the snow-capped Lyngen Alps which rise to 1800 metres and beautiful Lyngenfjord, the Atlantic lies to the west and countless smaller islands and fjords are close by. You can't fail to be captivated by the great outdoors here with a wealth of activities available during the winter months.

As a gateway to the Arctic, in days gone by Tromso was the departure point for expeditions to the North Pole, whalers in Arctic waters and trappers off to Greenland and further afield.

Today, as a university town it has a vibrant atmosphere with a population of nearly 70,000 people. It is a leader in Arctic research and is home to the largest collection of historic wooden buildings in Northern Norway, including boutiques, lively cafes, restaurants, museums, churches and galleries. The many museums and art galleries exhibit arts and crafts inspired by Arctic nature and Sami culture, as well as research into the northern lights.

There are a wide selection of excursions on offer as well as many in pursuit of the northern lights for which the city has become well known.

In this 3-night short break we have included a northern lights search - taking you to local hot spots in search for the aurora and ending at a wilderness camp to warm up in front of an open fire and to cook some snacks and have hot drinks.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person

Departure Duration Twin Price
Nov 2020 - Mar 2021 3 nights £592

What's Included

  • Return flights direct from London Gatwick to Tromso or direct from Stansted Airport with Wizz Air
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Northern lights chase and aurora camp excursion
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
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Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive in Tromso

Transfer by the airport shuttle bus or taxi to your hotel in the city (payable locally) and stay for 3 nights at your chosen hotel on breakfast basis.

Day 2: at leisure in Tromso

Time to explore this unique city, visit one of the attractions or take part in an excursion or two! In the evening, head out of town in search for the northern lights and enjoy a remote setting at the aurora camp.

Day 3: at leisure in Tromso

Another day to enjoy the attractions in Tromso and join an optional activity.

Day 4: depart Tromso

Depending on your flight departure, you may have time to see more of the city before making your way back to the airport by taxi or Airport Flybus service (payable locally) for your flight home.

Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso

Northern Norway

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

Centrally located in Norway's 'Paris of the North' of Tromso, this hotel offers 214 guestrooms on the city's quay, which stretches out over the Tromso strait and offers magnificent views of the harbour.

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Thon Hotel Tromso


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Thon Hotel Tromso is a comfortable city hotel with a modern Scandinavian design

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Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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